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Better User Experience Podcast #10: Entropy and Web Usability

Newman is, no kidding, on a five day canoe trip down the Suwannee River in Florida. It’s enough to make you want to break out in song, I swear…

In lieu of lining up another special guest this week I decided to pull a one-man show and talk about everybody’s favorite topic: entropy.

Wait! Hold that yawn! I swear, I’m going to clarify things for you and turn around and show you why it’s a big deal for web usability.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes – new episodes are available every Monday!

And, if you’re interested, you can read more about entropy and information theory in the book The Information by James Gleick.

Podcast Corrections

  • I refer to Rudolf Clausius as Clausius Rudolf at least once in the podcast. My bad. His name is actually Rudolf Clausius.
  1. Newman
    October 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

    “Entropy is a measure of how crappy your website is” — 15:30. Love it. … This is really good stuff. Does your website suck (energy)? or Does it reduce disorder?

    I’m glad this is the first thing I listened to after my LONG river trip – Can’t wait to jump in and chat more on the podcast. Back to the nitty gritty!!!!

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